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Poster: lobster12 Date: May 10, 2009 8:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Shoreline - Styro Cueball / Bay Area folks

Have fun. I always enjoyed Shoreline as long as you didn't get that wind blowing the trash smell your way. Speaking of which, did anyone actually experience the Gas pops that supposedly sprung up on the lawn from time to time? Or was that a myth?

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Poster: cosmic charlie dupree Date: May 10, 2009 9:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Shoreline - Styro Cueball / Bay Area folks

Lobster - Funny.... my brother was actually giving me the first-hand accounts of the garbage smell last night from the good ol' days. This is probably common knowledge, but I just found out that Shoreline was designed after the GD skull, per Bill Graham's direction. If this is news to anyone, check out the aerial photo:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Wfm_shoreline_amphitheatre.jpg

you have to apply a little "constellation" imagination, but the skull is there!

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Poster: lobster12 Date: May 10, 2009 11:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Shoreline - Styro Cueball / Bay Area folks

I didn't know that and yes, I can see the skull.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: May 11, 2009 10:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Mr. Charlie, tell us so...

Hey CC Dupree! How was it? Man, I wished I could've gone! I hope that ticket didn't go to waste, either.

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Poster: cosmic charlie dupree Date: May 11, 2009 10:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mr. Charlie, tell us so...

Hey SC – well, since no bay area folks from the forum could take the tix, I easily sold each ticket separately to hippie chicks for half of face value – there were lots of people looking for tickets where I was, so my sense is that the girls got the “nice price” from me.

The only bad vibe in the parking lots came from a teenage couple in the lot, where the girl was punching and kicking the dude mercilessly in the lot (he wasn’t in a state to defend himself). Later we saw them walking into the show together, so apparently they made up :-)

It was a very POSITIVE vibe inside. People were ecstatic over the Franklin’s Tower and Good Lovin’ – the whole place was moving like one big life form. It struck me as strange that Cassidy - a song I love - appeared to be treated as a restroom stop /beer refill song by throngs of people (maybe this was the “Easy to Love You” slot of days gone by??), but the first few songs were such uppers that I guess this was a bit of a come-down song.

They were really ON all night – as the other thread mentioned, Warren is fantastic in that role – he really sounds like he’s reaching for the stars and not trying to imitate. I also have to say that Chimenti on keys was amazing – he really added to the music and you could feel his passion. We were on the Phil side, and at times I was transfixed by the way his bass could take on a near lead-guitar role, and he makes it all so sound so effortless. For whatever reason, I couldn’t hear Weir’s guitar too much, but I did notice the talking style of singing he does now - and he applies a strange accent to it as well. I assume it’s that way at Ratdog shows as well, but it sort of took me by surprise.

It was great to see the crowd – quite a few young kids w/ parents, plenty of gray hairs, and lots in between. A really, really great night! Wish you could’ve enjoyed it too….

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: May 11, 2009 11:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mr. Charlie, tell us so...

Thank you for the report, Chollie! Yeah, I had a family 'do' and HAD to be there, otherwise I would've loved to see that H>S>F (and the rest) with you. Sounds like a ball, and I hope you got no 'trash whiff' while at Shoreline lol. :)